Watch Out For The Latest Google Docs Phishing Scam
Do you use Google Docs and Google Drive? Watch out for a new phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs and steals your info.
This new scam is making its way around the web. And since it uses a google.com URL, makes use of Google’s SSL encryption, it’s almost impossible to tell that it’s a hack.
According to Gizmodo, here's how the scam works: It starts with an email. You'll receieve a message that arrives with the subject of "Documents" and links to a Google Docs link. If you click this, it takes you to a fake log-in page that looks almost identical to a Google login.
“The fake page is actually hosted on Google’s servers and is served over SSL, making the page even more convincing,” Symantec security expert Nick Johnston explained in a blog post. “The scammers have simply created a folder inside a Google Drive account, marked it as public, uploaded a file there, and then used Google Drive’s preview feature to get a publicly accessible URL to include in their messages.”
Proceed with caution when clicking links in your email. Unfortunately, the email can come from someone you know, who may have been hacked. Find out more, and what the fake login looks like.